Economic and Social Benefits of Artificial Beach Nourishment Civil Works at Delray Beach

Economic and Social Benefits of Artificial Beach Nourishment Civil Works at Delray Beach

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: beach
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $2.07 / beach user / day: mean WTP for beach nourishment for Delray Beach for residents
  2. $2.09 / beach user / day for tourists
  3. $26.7 million : direct expenditures by out of state visitors into the local economy
  4. $5.73 / trip: CS for recreational beach use in Northeast Florida
  5. $3.00 / trip: CS for recreational beach use in Delray Beach
  6. $3.12 / day: CS per activity day at beaches in Florida
Methodology: contingent valuation
Region: Americas / Atlantic
Data source: Primary

Publication information

Curtis, T. Shows, E. “Economic and Social Benefits of Artificial Beach Nourishment Civil Works at Delray Beach” Prepared for Florida Department of Natural Resources, Division of Beaches and Shores. Sea Grant, Department of Economics, University of South Florida., 1982

Addtional Notes

The calculation of the benefit/cost ratio of 2.2 strongly supports the conclusion that the Delray Beach nourishment project was economically viable.

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